Linked by Adam S on Thu 23rd Dec 2004 13:05 UTC, submitted by Usman Latif
Oracle and SUN Sun Microsystems is focusing on Opterons and Solaris x86 for a good reason. Sun has figured out a way to make x86 hardware cheaper than anyone else. Sun is hoping that by leveraging its cost advantages the company will be able to ensure the success of its x86 hardware and Solaris.
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RE: Pure BS
by timh - tjhawkins.com on Fri 24th Dec 2004 02:14 UTC

"but the fact that Sun owns the OS and middleware. Sun does not pay royalties on each box to M$ or RedHat/SuSE like Dell"


Actually, sun includes redhat and suse as an option when buying a server. This is exactly what IBM, Dell, etc. do

I personally think that people would be more likely to use other open source alternatives for their x86 servers than their SPARC servers (since they have a tight lock on those)